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Doctorate of Nursing

The Doctorate of Nursing programs offer MSN-prepared registered nurses interested in pursuing advanced leadership roles in nursing practice. 

Upon successful completion of the DNP program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. integrate scientific underpinnings which support the translation of nursing research to improve nursing clinical practice;
  2. design and evaluate care delivery strategies to meet the needs of patient populations and positively influence health outcomes;
  3. apply clinical scholarship and leadership skills to advance nursing practice;
  4. utilize information systems/technology and patient care technology to improve and transform healthcare;
  5. develop, implement, and evaluate health care policy to advocate for patient populations; and
  6. engage in effective communication skills to lead and participate in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the DNP/PhD program, the graduate will provide leadership as a practice scientist by:

  1. contributing to the advancement of nursing science through generation and dissemination of knowledge that can be translated into effective management of complex health problems;
  2. developing and evaluating interventions to improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations;
  3. formulating and employing culturally competent practices as a response to health disparities and identified needs;
  4. influencing health policy decision making to promote health equities;
  5. promoting interprofessional collaboration in health related translational research and evidence-based practice.

*Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is no longer enrolling students into the DNP/PhD option. Please take time to review our new Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN option) by visiting the DNP program webpage


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